August 21, 2014

Google Fit in the works , possible launch at I/O

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Health and fitness tracking is shaping up to become big business and we are seeing a multitude of wearable fitness devices hitting the market that can monitor and track every move you make to achieve your fitness goals. Big names are also releasing health related services with the likes of Sami, a biometric data platform that collects health information from devices and apps being unveiled from Samsung and Apple’s new iOS 8 HealthKit Framework.

Now Google are rumoured to have a similar service in development that could be announced at the tech giants annual I/O conference. Details of such a platform are not clear but it is expected to be called Google Fit and would be based around a bunch of API’s, instruction sets that allow apps to share information, which can used by developers to tap into the software and become part of the Google eco system.

Launching Google Fit along side Android Wear seems the logical way forward as both could work in tandem that would create a central point for users to store health and fitness data and could be a welcome feature for all the users of fitness tracking hardware, allowing them to access all their data via one place rather than multiple apps or websites.

For now, we’ll have to wait until I/O to find out if Google Fit becomes a reality but is this something that would interest you or is this a case of going too far with sharing more information with Google ? Let us know what you think in the comments below.   

  Source: Forbes